It’s A Crime

It has been sometime since I blogged a personal post here – or even sent out a newsletter. Today I will share the reason why – WHITEFOAM by G J Peters.

Whitefoam is a title. It is the title of a book I am writing. I am G J Peters – well, that is my new pen name.

The book is not a romance nor historical, although it is set in the past, 2014 to be exact. It is a new genre for me.

stone pierIt’s a crime novel. A detective thriller – murder, based in my hometown. A victim is found at the end of this Victorian stone pier. I will not be saying much about the book in this post as I’m working a different method and it changes every day.

Morag Blake is my detective and she is far more organised than me, never have I used my Scrivener programme so much! She forced me to use it when she came alive and stamped her personality onto the page. The programme has taken me years to befriend and use properly, and this time around it really has helped with the plotting and planning of the manuscript. Yes, this author is actually plotting a novel for the first time. Never have I chopped and altered chapters so much! Scenes appear in peabrain and I find new chapters to pop them into place. This method is so very different from the seat of my pants continuous flow approach.

Whitefoam is such a strong voice in my head and it has taken over my sequel to Maggie’s Child. It wants out.

I’ve always wanted to write a crime novel and some criminal writings featured in my Ripper books. This book has taken me by surprise but excited me at the same time. It is much harder to write and the research is intense but I do hope it is published sometime in the future.



About Glynis Smy

I live in the UK, in the seaside town of, Dovercourt~Harwich, where I enjoy writing novels. I've written historical romance/suspense, Medical romance and my latest WIP is in the crime genre. The Victorian era fascinates me and the best part of writing a novel is often the research. Proud writing moments in my life: Shortlisted for Festival of Romance Fiction 2014 New Talent Award Reaching second round of Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2014 Maggie's Child: reached #1 Amazon best-seller: Historical Romance Victorian /February 2014/ebook & book paid list. May 2014 #3 Historical Romance Victorian, and #25 in Historical Romance paid top 100 best-seller list. Top 100 in three categories on Amazon UK best-seller listings in 2015. Seeing my books in a Suffolk (UK), library. Over the years I've written short stories in a variety of genres. I've also won a few poetry contests, my first was at the age of twelve, (a poem about the Bangladeshi war). I also won a children's short story competition where the prize was a first-aid box, I was so proud but my husband found it amusing because we owned two pharmacies. My articles have been published in magazines both in the UK and Cyprus. I am also featured in various places on-line. When I am not writing, I enjoy making greetings cards, Cross Stitch, fishing and the company of my little granddaughters.
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14 Responses to It’s A Crime

  1. Oh, how exciting that you’re plunging into a different genre, Glynis! I’m really happy for you that the muse is visiting. I wish you all success as you get going with your novel.

  2. Good luck, Glynis! =D

  3. That’s cool, Glynis!

  4. Sounds like an exciting new adventure for you, Glynis:) Good luck! I will be waiting expectantly. I love thrillers!

  5. James Burk says:

    Sounds like an adventure in writing. Glad to hear you enjoyed it and wish you every success with it. Hugs and all bests.

    Jim Burk


  6. JB Johnston says:

    I’m so excited!! Wohoooooooooo!!! Good luck with the new book. x

  7. Paula Martin says:

    Good luck, Glynis. It’s exciting to embark on a new genre!

  8. Glynis Smy says:

    Thanks, Paula. It’s a challenge, too! 🙂

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